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2016 Senate Races

AK: Murkowski(R) vs.Metcalfe(D) vs.Miller(L) vs.Stevens(L) vs.Lamb(R)
AL: Shelby(R) vs.Crumpton(D) vs.Bowman(R)
AR: Boozman(R) vs.Eldridge(D) vs.Gilbert(L)
AZ: McCain(R) vs.Kirkpatrick(D) vs.Mealer(I) vs.Ward(R)
CA: Harris(D) vs.Sanchez(D) vs.Chavez(R) vs.Del Beccaro(R) vs.Sundheim(R) vs.Brannon(R)
CO: Bennet(D) vs.Glenn(R) vs.Neville(R) vs.Frazier(R) vs.Keyser(R) vs.Littleton(R)
CT: Blumenthal(D) vs.Carter(R) vs.Orchulli(R) vs.Kudlow(R) vs.Wolf(R) vs.Foley(R)
FL: Rubio(R) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Grayson(D) vs.Keith(D) vs.DeSantis(R) vs.Cantera(R)
GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
HI: Schatz(D) vs.Carroll(R) vs.Pirkowski(R) vs.Cavasso(R)
IA: Grassley(R) vs.Judge(D) vs.Fiegen(D) vs.Hogg(D) vs.Krause(D)
ID: Crapo(R) vs.Sturgill(D) vs.Pro-Life(C) vs.LaRocco(D)
IL: Kirk(R)
vs.Duckworth(D) vs.Harris(D) vs.Zopp(D)
IN: Bayh(D)
vs.Young(R) vs.Stutzman(R) vs.Hill(D) vs.Holcomb(R) vs.Bosma(R)
KS: Moran(R) vs.Wiesner(D) vs.Orman(I)
KY: Paul(R) vs.Gray(D) vs.Conway(D)
LA: (runoff Dec. 10) Kennedy(D) vs.Campbell(D) vs.Fleming(R) vs.Boustany(R) vs.Maness(R) vs.Cao(R) vs.Clements(L)
MD: Van Hollen(D) vs.Szeliga(R) vs.Flowers(G) vs.Douglas(R) vs.Steele(R)
MO: Blunt(R) vs.Kander(D)
NC: Burr(R) vs.Ross(D) vs.Haugh(L) vs.Brannon(R) vs.Rey(D) vs.Wright(R)
ND: Hoeven(R) vs.Glassheim(D) vs.Marquette(L)
NH: Ayotte(R)
vs. Hassan(D) vs.Rubens(R)
NV: Cortez-Masto(D) vs.Heck(R) vs.Angle(R)
NY: Schumer(D) vs.Long(R)
OH: Portman(R) vs.Strickland(D) vs.Sittenfeld(D)
OK: Lankford(R) vs.Workman(D) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Wyden(D) vs.Callahan(R) vs.Stine(D)
PA: Toomey(R) vs.McGinty(D) vs.Stern(R) vs.Sestak(D) vs.Fetterman(D)
SC: Scott(R) vs.Dixon(D)
SD: Thune(R) vs.Williams(D)
UT: Lee(R) vs.Snow(D) vs.Swinton(D)
VT: Leahy(D) vs.Milne(R)
WA: Murray(D) vs.Vance(R)
WI: Johnson(R) vs.Feingold(D) vs.Anderson(L) vs.Lorge(R)
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Jim Banks on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life. (Nov 2016)
  • Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection. (Jan 2017)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (Jan 2017)
  • Supports pro-life legislation. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Budget & Economy
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  • Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Civil Rights
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  • Let businesses express traditional religious values. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jim Banks on Crime
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Jim Banks on Drugs
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  • Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Education
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Jim Banks on Energy & Oil
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  • Supports building the Keystone XL pipeline. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Environment
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Jim Banks on Families & Children
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Jim Banks on Foreign Policy
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  • Defend US national interests; disappointed in Iran nuke deal. (Nov 2016)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
Jim Banks on Free Trade
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Jim Banks on Government Reform
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Jim Banks on Gun Control
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  • Right to responsible gun ownership is under attack. (Nov 2016)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2017)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is ill-conceived takeover of healthcare. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Homeland Security
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  • Rebuild American greatness; make our military mighty again. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Immigration
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  • No amnesty; deport criminals; enforce existing laws. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Jobs
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Jim Banks on Principles & Values
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Jim Banks on Social Security
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Jim Banks on Tax Reform
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  • Estate tax is an anti-growth policy. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Technology
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Jim Banks on War & Peace
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  • Military sanctions against Iran. (Nov 2016)
Jim Banks on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Let businesses express traditional religious values: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is ill-conceived takeover of healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Right to responsible gun ownership is under attack: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Estate tax is an anti-growth policy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
No amnesty; deport criminals; enforce existing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports illegals returning to country of origin: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend US national interests; disappointed in Iran nuke deal: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rebuild American greatness; make our military mighty again: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Military sanctions against Iran: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports building the Keystone XL pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Jim Banks is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative.
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